8 February 2016 2016 05:09 PM GMT

The State Of Play For Renewables In Central America (Infographic)

The renewable energy market in Central America is moving incredibly fast, with governments helping to create the right conditions for success. Such as auctions in place, incentives and plans for distributed generation.

But are the conditions for success really there and what is putting roadblocks to rapid expansion? How can the region fulfill its massive potential?

This infographic displays a summary of the current state of play for renewables in Central America:

THE STATE OF PLAY FOR RENEWABLES IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Credit: via RECAM Week 

About RECAM Week:

RECAM WEEK is the must attend congress for decision makers doing business in the renewable energy industry from Central America, Colombia and the Caribbean. This premium renewable energy event will give you the answers you are looking for to ensure you secure financing, navigate policy and optimise operations to maximise ROI. RECAM WEEK covers the whole renewable energy spectrum with focused tracks on solar, wind and hydro.

At RECAM WEEK 2016 you will meet the entire clean energy ecosystem, including Developers, Owners, Operators, EPC Contractors, Consultants, Government Stakeholders, Installers and service providers to the industry. The event is highly attended by local as well as international delegates from across the globe.

Over the course of the week you will be given the opportunity to meet all the key players, both local and international, in one place at one time.

RECAM WEEK also gives you the latest insight from industry experts. You’ll benefit from a variety of conference formats, ensuring lively debate and maximum networking, including:

  • Focus Day on the Carribbean
  • New Interactive Formats
  • Knowledge Pill’s
  • International speakers and case studies
  • Focused Tracks on solar, wind, hydro
  • 60% of audience from the REGION
  • Energy storage and safety workshops
  • Over 32 hours of networking
  • Policy guide panel
  • Economic outlook
  • Question time
  • Schedule 1-2-1 meetings in advance

Find out more here.

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